Events 13 February 2014

WAC 2014

For the third time, under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair “Culture & Traditions of Wines” and the Institut Jules Guyot at University of Burgundy, the Wine Active Compounds (WAC) 2014 international conference will take place in Beaune, France from March 26 to 28, 2014. Congress is under the patronage of the OIV.

The international WAC conferences have clearly become a major meeting point for experimental sciences related to active compounds originating from the grape or generated during the processes of elaboration of the wine, along with their biological roles and their taste/olfactory properties. The WAC 2014 conference will additionally include a new session devoted to vineyard managements and their impacts on wine active compounds.

The WAC conferences have also undoubtedly promoted interdisciplinarity in wine sciences, and the WAC 2014 conference will further innovate, allowing comparative views between experimental and social sciences within each of the four sessions, and thus putting experimental results into historical, social, or economics perspectives.

The WAC 2014 conference will thus be organised around the following sessions:

  • vineyard managements (conventional, organic, biodynamic,…) and their impacts on wine active compounds, and what drives the consumer preferences.
  • process-related active compounds associated with the most recent microbiological and/or physicochemical techniques, and how technical innovations face legal and social norms.
  • sensory-related active molecules, and what can perceptions, acceptations, prescriptions and discourses tell about that.
  • health-related active molecules, including both health-promoting compounds and health-detrimental compounds, and what are the related social representations.

WAC 2014 will take place in the Palais des Congrès of Beaune (France)
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